Watch TV Shows on Lifetime

Over the course of its history, Lifetime has been traded around among a circle of corporate media-giant parents, but the cable channel's programming focus has stayed mostly consistent throughout. Originating in 1984 as a merger between the women-oriented Daytime and Cable Health networks, Lifetime was intended from the beginning to target female audiences. Although that goal is less explicit now, the channel's programming philosophy remains essentially the same.

In the mid-1980s, Lifetime attempted to capitalize on the talk show boom, airing talk and interviews shows hosted by Regis Philbin and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The channel also aired reruns of network comedy and drama series that had established female audiences.

Through the 90s, Lifetime left doubt about its target demographic, as the channel adopted the tag line "Television for Women." That branding continued until 2006, when the network dropped the tag line and worked to broaden its audience to include more men and young people.

Lifetime is now a subsidiary of A&E, and like A&E's other cable channels, Lifetime has incorporated reality shows such as "Dance Moms" into its schedule. The channel also still airs syndicated reruns and original dramatic series like "Devious Maids" and "Witches of East End." Lifetime original movies, famous for their women's-issues-related themes and melodrama, also continue to be a staple of the schedule.

    So Sharp
    So Sharp
    YOU
    YOU
    Married at First Sight
    Married at First Sight
    Drop Dead Diva
    Drop Dead Diva
    The Rap Game
    The Rap Game
    Little Women: Atlanta
    Little Women: Atlanta
    The Way Home
    The Way Home
    Bring It!
    Bring It!
    Project Runway
    Project Runway
    Unsolved Mysteries
    Unsolved Mysteries
    Army Wives
    Army Wives
    Little Women: Dallas
    Little Women: Dallas
    America's Supernanny
    America's Supernanny
    Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
    Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
    Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
    Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
    7 Days of Sex
    7 Days of Sex
    Fit to Fat to Fit
    Fit to Fat to Fit
    Killer Kids
    Killer Kids
    Little Women: LA
    Little Women: LA
    Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
    Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
    BAPs
    BAPs
    The Brittany Murphy Story
    The Brittany Murphy Story
    Child Genius
    Child Genius
    The Client List
    The Client List
    Flowers in the Attic: The Origin
    Flowers in the Attic: The Origin
    America
    America
    Raising Asia
    Raising Asia
    Phrogging: Hider in My House
    Phrogging: Hider in My House
    Lifetime Valentine's Movies
    Lifetime Valentine's Movies
    One Born Every Minute
    One Born Every Minute
    Preachers' Daughters
    Preachers' Daughters
    Hopelessly in Love
    Hopelessly in Love
    Dance Moms
    Dance Moms
    Dance Moms: Miami
    Dance Moms: Miami
    Flowers in the Attic
    Flowers in the Attic
    Project Runway All Stars
    Project Runway All Stars
    UnREAL
    UnREAL
    Sleeping with a Killer
    Sleeping with a Killer
    Sherri
    Sherri
    Gay, Straight or Taken?
    Gay, Straight or Taken?
    Tiny House Nation: Family Edition
    Tiny House Nation: Family Edition
    Little Women LA: Couples Retreat
    Little Women LA: Couples Retreat
    Extreme Moms
    Extreme Moms
    Under the Gunn
    Under the Gunn
    Pretty Wicked Moms
    Pretty Wicked Moms
    Project Runway Junior
    Project Runway Junior
    The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
    The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
    Kim of Queens
    Kim of Queens
    Seriously Funny Kids
    Seriously Funny Kids
    The Red Tent
    The Red Tent
    The Lottery
    The Lottery
    Step It Up
    Step It Up
    The Trip to Bountiful
    The Trip to Bountiful
    The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
    The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
    Married at First Sight: Jamie and Doug Plus One
    Married at First Sight: Jamie and Doug Plus One
    America's Most Wanted
    America's Most Wanted
    Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
    Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
    Women on Patrol
    Women on Patrol
    Devious Maids
    Devious Maids
    Teen Trouble
    Teen Trouble
    Escape from Polygamy
    Escape from Polygamy
    Mommy's Little Boy
    Mommy's Little Boy
    Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
    Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
    The Toyman Killer
    The Toyman Killer
    The Houstons: On Our Own
    The Houstons: On Our Own
    NWSL Soccer
    NWSL Soccer
    State of Mind
    State of Mind
    My Killer Body With K. Michelle
    My Killer Body With K. Michelle
    Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
    Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
    The Jacksons: Next Generation
    The Jacksons: Next Generation
    Deadly Wives
    Deadly Wives
    What Color Is Love
    What Color Is Love
    Little Women: NY
    Little Women: NY
    Queen Sized
    Queen Sized
    True Tori
    True Tori
    Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
    Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
    Taken Back: Finding Haley
    Taken Back: Finding Haley
    Cellmate Secrets
    Cellmate Secrets
    Cheerleader Nation
    Cheerleader Nation
    Preach
    Preach
    A Day Late and a Dollar Short
    A Day Late and a Dollar Short
    One Tree Hill Reunion Special
    One Tree Hill Reunion Special
    Dear Mom, Love Cher
    Dear Mom, Love Cher
    Prank My Mom
    Prank My Mom
    Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
    Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
    The Gabby Douglas Story
    The Gabby Douglas Story
    Bama State Style
    Bama State Style
    Girl, Positive
    Girl, Positive
    The Pop Game
    The Pop Game
    Born in the Wild
    Born in the Wild
    Mom's Cooking
    Mom's Cooking
    Get Married
    Get Married
    Starving in Suburbia
    Starving in Suburbia
    Lifetime Holiday Movies
    Lifetime Holiday Movies
    Lifetime Scary Movies
    Lifetime Scary Movies
    Witches of East End
    Witches of East End
    Text Me When You Get Home
    Text Me When You Get Home
    Against the Wall
    Against the Wall
    Surviving Jeffrey Epstein
    Surviving Jeffrey Epstein
    Cook Yourself Thin
    Cook Yourself Thin